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How to transfer music from iTunes to computer

Transferring music from your iTunes to your computer can be quite frustrating. However, with the right kind of guidance, anything is possible.

Robin Swift Updated on Apr 14, 2022 8:10 PM

Key Points:

  • To have a backup, you may want to transfer music from iTunes to computer.
  • You can sync your music to iTunes to transfer it to your computer.
  • With iPhone Data Transfer, music can be transferred to computer without synchronization.

With the right steps, you can transfer music from iTunes to computer easily.

Music is a big part of a person's personality. All the songs we collected are quite valuable to us, losing all of them is not something that anyone wants to experience. For this reason, it is important to have a backup of your music. One simple thing you can do is to save the music from iTunes to computer.

Apple wants iPhone users to use iTunes to transfer music. iPhone users can easily grasp and use it to transfer music from computer locally to other devices. However, you may find that copying selected songs from iTunes to a folder on your computer is not an easy task.

How to sync music using iTunes on your computer

The most common way that people use to copy a song from iPhone to computer is by syncing all music in iTunes on their computer. Once your iPhone is connected to the computer and the latest version of iTunes, you can simply transfer and back up your music to your computer with just a few simple steps. But before we start transferring the music, we must first consolidate the music library. In other words, we must move all the music into one folder.

It's common for people to keep all the media files in their iTunes library in separate folders. You can also have all your iTunes music scattered in multiple folders. So, if you want to avoid complicating things, it is recommended that you use the consolidation feature in iTunes to copy all your media files into one folder. This will not only make it easier for you to find out which song is where, but it will also help speed up the process when you back up your music again in the future.

Before you start, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes.

Open iTunes, connect your iPhone or any other Apple device from which you wish to transfer music. As soon as you connect the cable, a pop-up windows will appear asking you to the trust the computer. Click on "trust this computer".

From there, move towards the menu bar and choose File > Library > Organize Library. Select Consolidate files button and click OK and wait for the process to get done.

Once completed you can head to Users > your name > Music > iTunes > iTunes Media to locate all your music files.

Now that you have done consolidating your iTunes/music library, you can move on to the next step. To move songs from iTunes to computer folder, close iTunes and create a brand-new folder on your computer in which you want to backup and save your music files.

Navigate to the location of the iTunes Media folder and copy the contents of that folder to the newly created folder on your computer. Once the transfer is complete, you now have a backup of all your iTunes music files on your computer.

A tip to transfer music from iTunes to computer without syncing

It is very important to get into the habit of backing up your music to your computer frequently. However, transferring using iTunes can be tedious due to the process of first merging the files and then copying them to your compute. But there is still hope, because there are other options available, one of which is to use iPhone Data Transfer to transfer songs from iTunes to your computer without syncing them.

iPhone Data Transfer is very easy to use and can save a lot of time. In addition to music, you can also use it to transfer photos, videos and other data to your computer and vice versa. You don't have to worry about compatibility issues while transferring, as any format of music will be converted to a format compatible with your device.

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First and foremost, head to the green button above to download the tool. Connect your iPhone to your computer and open the tool.

Look for the "iTunes Library" shortcut located at the bottom of the software. After locating it, select it and click on the "Sync iTunes to Device" tab. You can also visit your library and see your music by clicking on the "View iTunes Library" tab.

A new screen should appear, click on "Music" and then "Playlist" and select the files which you wish to move from iPhone to your computer. Click on the "One-Click to PC" button and initiate the transfer process.

Congratulations. You have now successfully saved your iTunes music to your computer.


Now that you have an idea on how you can easily transfer your iTunes music from your Apple device to your computer, you don't every have to worry about losing your years of hard work ever again. That said, the way through which you save your files is all up to you. You can either use iTunes to consolidate your music files and then copy paste them to your computer, or if you wish to make the process a bit quicker and simpler, you can use iPhone Data Transfer.

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